United and City in cup ticket row
MANCHESTER UNITED have complained to the FA about the number of tickets they have been given for next month’s massive FA Cup tie at neighbours Man City.
Under FA rules, United are entitled to an allocation equivalent to 15 per cent of the ground capacity at the Etihad Stadium, which would be just over 7,000 tickets.
Instead, City have offered 5,500 – exactly the same as United were granted for the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final two years ago.
However, whilst that deal was agreed relatively quickly, the Red Devils are digging their heels in on this occasion and are demanding their full entitlement.
City are refusing on the grounds that it would constitute a safety risk, so the FA have been asked to intervene.